Elkem Silicon Materials is Elkem’s largest business area and one of the world's leading suppliers of metallurgical silicon and microsilica. We deliver special products to customers in the chemical, solar, electronics, aluminium, construction, refractory and oilfield industries worldwide.
Elkem Foundry Products is the leading metal treatment solution provider to the cast iron industry and a supplier of high quality special ferrosilicons to the steel industry. Our products, supported by our experienced technical service teams, provide innovative solutions for iron foundries and steel mills worldwide. The car industry, pipe producers and engineering companies are our important customer categories.
The road to climate neutral metal production
By replacing fossil coal with charcoal as chemical reduction agents in our production process, Elkem will take a significant step towards our goal of cutting 40 per cent of our CO2 emissions by 2030 and, ultimately, towards our long-term goal: carbon neutral production of silicon and ferrosilicon.
50 year anniversary for Elkem Chicoutimi Plant
This July, Elkem’s Chicoutimi Ferrosilicon Plant will celebrate 50 years of operation since its first casting on 1 July 1967.
10 years anniversary of Bluestar Silicones, a growth driven by investments
Lyon, 16 February 2017 (Press release from Bluestar Silicones).
On February 16th, Bluestar Silicones celebrated 10 years within the Chinese group Bluestar, subsidiary of ChemChina, and 60 years of producing silicone in the iconic plant of Saint Fons. Frédéric Jacquin, Bluestar Silicones CEO, inaugurated the Elastomer production workshop, an investment of 15 million euros, under the sponsorship of Mr Ren Jianxin, President of the ChemChina Group, in the presence of Michel Delpuech, Prefect of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Prefect of the Rhône, and Gérard Collomb, SenatorMayor of Lyon, Président of the metropolitan city of Lyon, as well as all of Bluestar Silicones’ stakeholders.